Rajasthan Royals’ young opener, Yashasvi Jaiswal, showcased exceptional cricketing skills during the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League. With a remarkable record of 625 runs in 14 matches, at an impressive average of 48.08 and a striking rate of 163.61, the 21-year-old has firmly secured the fourth spot in the IPL Orange Cap race. Despite his team’s failure to qualify for the playoffs, Jaiswal received accolades from several former cricketers, including AB de Villiers, who lauded him as his favorite player of IPL 2023.
Jaiswal not only consistently scored runs but also displayed an aggressive brand of cricket, ideally suited for the shortest format of the game. One of his notable achievements came against the Kolkata Knight Riders when he recorded the fastest half-century in IPL history. Follow your favourite IPL team with attractive cricket betting odds from Nextbet.
This aggressive approach with the bat garnered widespread appreciation. De Villiers, while discussing Jaiswal’s performance, emphasized the cricketer’s diverse range of shots and his calm and composed temperament, which greatly contribute to his success.
“Yashasvi Jaiswal for me, by a long margin for sure. He is a young player and possesses all the shots in the book. His calm and composed temperament at the wicket is admirable, and I appreciate how he dominates the bowlers while always appearing in control,” remarked de Villiers during an interview with JioCinema.
De Villiers further acknowledged that Jaiswal has a long way to go and described him as having all the necessary qualities to become a great player. In comparison to Shubman Gill, who is slightly older, Jaiswal’s potential appears promising and deserving of attention.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Royals finished in the fifth position on the IPL points table, having won only three of their last nine matches in the tournament. Their batting lineup encountered occasional instability, with Jos Buttler failing to leave a significant impact in most matches. Apart from Dhruv Jurel and Shimron Hetmyer, the middle-order batters struggled to capitalize effectively. Therefore, the team will be aiming to make improvements in the upcoming year, focusing on strengthening their batting prowess. Get all the latest updates from IPL 2023 only on Nextbet Sports.